Blithe Spirit

It’s where shit flies a lot, and may explain some of Francis’s economic and political faux pas.

Argentina is in the midst of a political crisis, following the January 18 murder of prosecutor Alberto Nisman; he had been scheduled to testify to Argentina’s Congress about President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s alleged role in covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 terrorist bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Indeed, Nisman had drafted an arrest warrant for President Kirchner.

The journalist who broke the story of Nisman’s murder was Damian Pachter, of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald. Shortly afterward, he began to be followed. Fearing for his safety, he fled the country, and is now residing in Israel.

Thing is, he’s the Pope of off-cuff and/or lightly considered pontifications about things political and economic, the first supreme pontiff to pontificate in that manner on such matters. One…

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